Own Athority or Lease on with Landstar

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  1. TruckerVinny

    TruckerVinny Medium Load Member

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    I'm seriously thinking about just doing my own thing right from the start. I am real tired or rules for the good of the company. That and limited potential are my two biggest reasons for doing this in the first place. If I fail well then I just get a job, right?
     
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  3. Transportacion R&R

    Transportacion R&R Light Load Member

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    Landstar is 75/25 split, fixed costs are $280-$350, How much is a new authority per year? $20k-$30k? Im in the same boat. You fuel discount is probably around $.60. So many variables, the reason I decided to put my truck on with a major company is because of the load boards and seeing what you can get out there. Per mile is very low out there right now. I figured out that I would have to average out about $1.90 - $2.00 per miles in order to pay for and authority. Ill get my own authority once i see those rates going back up. Just my own 2 cents.
     
  4. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    I'm all for people leasing with a carrier, ls is good but if you worry about rules, lbs has a bunch of them and some are a big pia.
     
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  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    What rules dont u like. ? How much responsibility do u wanna take on ? There is alot more than meets the eye running ur own truck. And lots more rules to follow than just being a company driver. But if u wanna learn, ive heard landstar is a great place to start
     
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  6. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    It is a great place to start.

    Wont get into details but when you have equipment failure, sometimes they are anal about it.
     
  7. Cat sdp

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    @Dave_in_AZ says landstar sucks.........

    I believe he’s afraid of competition tho .
     
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  8. Transportacion R&R

    Transportacion R&R Light Load Member

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    Its insane how much an Authority is. I really dont know how people are doing it right now with rates under $2.00
     
  9. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Landstar is bad. Go to Schneider.
     
  10. TruckerVinny

    TruckerVinny Medium Load Member

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    @Dave_in_AZ , I enjoyed my time there as a company driver. Do they require collision avoidance systems on the truck? I have that now and it drives me crazy. What about any other "safety" equipment requirements? I am looking at a 2005 truck, would they allow that? Are you with them and how long have you been?
     
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  11. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I have a mini fleet at Landstar.

    @Opus can give you the o/o low down at Schneider. He does well there.
     
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